Baby Suggs leaned back into the peppers and the squash vines with her hoe. Carefully, with the blade at just the right angle, she cut through a stalk of insistent rue. Its flowers she stuck through a split in her hat; the rest she tossed aside. The quiet clok clok clok of wood splitting reminded her that Stamp was doing the chore he promised to the night before.


A: 凯瑟琳。 Katherin. B: 啊? Yes? A: 有时间么? Have you got a minute? B: 当然。 Of course. A: 跟我走一会儿。放假回家吗? Walk with me. You going home for the hollidays? B: 不回。 No. A: 因为太远? Too far? B: 是太贵了。我从未在新奥尔良过过圣诞节,所以…… Too expensive. But I have never had a New England Chirstmas, so... A: 这儿的气候没令你退缩? Our weather hasn't scared you away? B: 我喜欢这里。 I love it here. A: 是吗?有人向我投诉你的教学方式,凯瑟琳。有些不正规……对于韦尔斯利学院来说。 Do you? I've been getting some calls about your teaching methods, Katherin.They're a little unorthodox......for Wellesley. B: 是,我注意到了。 Yes, I noticed. A: 所以说如果你想继续在这儿…… So if you'd like to stay here... B: 有问题吗? Is that a question? A: 问题很大。五月份会对你的工作做个正式的评估。在那以前少讲一点儿现代艺术吧。 More a discussion. You'll have your formal review in May. Until then...a little less modern art.

韩聪6岁开始学习花样滑冰,他在2022年北京冬奥运会倒数第二个比赛日与搭档隋文静夺得双人滑金牌,成为继2010年申雪和赵宏博之后第二对夺得冬奥会花滑金牌的中国运动员。 Han Cong, who started figure skating at age 6, won the pairs gold medal with parter Sui Wenjing on the penultimate competition day at Beijing 2022, becoming the second Chinese skaters to win the Olympic gold, after Shen Xue and Zhao Hongbo in 2010.